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Entry from November 11, 2017
“I eat the same Indian bread as everyone else. I’m a naan conformist”

"Naan” sounds like “non” and has been used in several “naan conformist” puns. “One of said friends was pigging out on the Indian bread, so I immediately accused him of being a ‘naan-conformist’” was posted on the newsgroup alt.cuddle on November 16, 2003.

“My cousin eats only Indian bread because his friends do. He’s a naan-conformist” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on November 12, 2017.


Wikipedia: Naan
Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of Central Asia and South Asia.

Google Groups: alt.cuddle
Practicing…
Ward Burrows
11/16/03
*sigh* For some reason my friends just don’t appreciate my talents.  Indeed, they have gone so far as to claim the following two situations are pummelable offenses; what do you think?

Offense #1:  I was out last night to dinner with a group of friends.  They introduced me to a great Indian place, and I tried the vindaloo.  Yummy!  Warm is good.  One of said friends was pigging out on the Indian bread, so I immediately accused him of being a “naan-conformist”.

Twitter
Matt Wilkie‏
@WritingWilkie
I was wary about this Indian bread at first, but now I’m a naan conformist.
7:27 PM - 30 Sep 2011

Twitter
Joshua Savage‏
@savagebrood
Really loving this Indian bread. I’m a naan-conformist…
11:14 AM - 6 Aug 2012

Twitter
Connor McSpadden‏
@connormcspadden
I just tried some Indian bread and I think I’m becoming a naan conformist.
3:08 PM - 27 Oct 2012

Twitter
IanBirminghamJQ‏
@IanBirminghamJQ
I’ve decided not to eat regular white/brown/wholemeal loaves, just Indian bread : I’m a naan-conformist…
1:49 AM - 8 Oct 2013

Twitter
Fish‏
@Fish4EDM
Eating the same old Indian bread as everyone else, huh? What’re you, some kind of naan-conformist?
9:04 PM - 17 Feb 2014

Twitter
Jeremy Warner‏
@TheJeremyWarner
My son refuses to eat his bread with his chicken tikka masala. What a naan conformist.
9:02 PM - 19 Apr 2015

Reddit—Jokes
My cousin eats only Indian bread because his friends do.
submitted November 12, 2017 by eastbayted
He’s a naan-conformist.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, November 11, 2017 • Permalink